United Nations Statistical Commission

Overview   52nd Session (2021)

  • The 52nd session of the United Nations Statistical Commission will be held in a scaled down virtual format, consisting of four two-hour informal meetings, on 1 to 3 and 5 March 2021 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Eastern. This decision was taken in light of the continued and ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the working arrangements for the subsidiary bodies of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).


The Statistical Commission consists of 24 member countries of the United Nations, elected by the United Nations Economic and Social Council on the basis of an equitable geographical distribution. The term of office of members is four years.

Members of the Statistical Commission 2021


The documents of the 52nd session of the Statistical Commission are available from the link below:

52nd session documents


The following resources provide useful information to participants of the 52nd session:

Note Verbale (19 January 2021): English, French, Spanish
Correspondence from the Director of UNSD:
    Notification letter of 20 January 2021
    Email of 13 January 2021
    Email of 23 December 2020
    Letter of 9 October 2020
Letter from the Chair of the Statistical Commission to representatives of the Permanent Missions to the UN (21 December 2020):
    English, French, Spanish
    Modalities paper

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